07 December 2010
Dr Nattavud Pimpa and Professor Chris Nyland, School of Management, RMIT.
The 38th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Comparative and International Education Society (ANZCIES) was hosted by the School of Management at RMIT University last month.
The conference examined ways of promoting human rights and equity through transnational and international education.
The keynote address was given by Professor Chris Nyland, author of International Student Security and visiting Professor at the School of Management.
“International students have been through a number of unresolved issues such as loneliness, racism, sub-standard housing or language proficiency. We need to discuss these issues,” Professor Nyland said.
Dr Nattavud Pimpa, Senior Lecturer, School of Management, explained how transnational business education must be used as a key instrument to promote understanding of human rights and business responsibilities to the community.
“This conference focuses on using international education as a tool for peace and examines how transnational education can foster greater cooperation,” Dr Pimpa said.
Associate Professor Nigel Bagnall, ANZCIES President, said: “As an international university, RMIT is the right place to discuss how business and education researchers can promote human rights and equity.”
Conference delegates included guests from Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Saudi Arabia and postgraduate students from a number of Australian universities.
ANZCIES is one of 40 comparative and international education societies throughout the world.